>> The OpenBeOS focus has been on drivers. Mostly the >> ones that everyone forgets about - serial, parallel, mouse, >> kbd, IDE, CD-ROM, etc. A project plan is forthcoming - >> I just need to fill it in with names. > >What do the interrupt vector tables look like for for >the various hardware? Is there documentation for these? You shouldn't need to know that. Posix should use the native open/close/read/write/ioctl provided by the kernel. >Out of curiosity, one of my (opinions) thoughts, was that >*NO* drivers should be seriously embedded into the kernel. Agreed. But they are part of the kernel distro. Also note that they are embedded for right now. That will change. >Are the IDE, CD-ROM....etc drivers generic modules that can >be dropped from the kernel, by the user, once a better driver comes along, >or will that require a complete recompile of the OS? Yes, they will be generic modules.